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Euronews talks to Kyrgyz president Atambyev

Euronews correspondent Natasha Richardson sat down the president of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambyev, to talk about his country’s economic ambitions and the fight against…

Euronews correspondent Natasha Richardson sat down the president of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambyev, to talk about his country’s economic ambitions and the fight against…

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Plane crash victims mourned in Kyrgyzstan

Flags are at half-mast in Kyrgyzstan in memory of those killed when a cargo plane crashed earlier in the week.

Flags are at half-mast in Kyrgyzstan in memory of those killed when a cargo plane crashed earlier in the week.

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Drone video of Turkish cargo plane crash site

A Turkish cargo plane crashed on Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens of people both on the ground and on the plane, the Emergency Situations Minist

A Turkish cargo plane crashed on Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens of people both on the ground and on the plane, the Emergency Situations Minist

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World Nomad Games: creating cultural connections

Cholpon-Ata, a city in the heart of the Kyrgyz Republic, is host to the Second World Nomad Games, with athletes from over forty countries.

Cholpon-Ata, a city in the heart of the Kyrgyz Republic, is host to the Second World Nomad Games, with athletes from over forty countries.

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Suicide car bomb attack at Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan

China’s embassy in Kyrgyzstan was attacked on Tuesday by a suspected suicide bomber whose car rammed the gates of the compound and then exploded, according to…

China’s embassy in Kyrgyzstan was attacked on Tuesday by a suspected suicide bomber whose car rammed the gates of the compound and then exploded, according to…

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US returns Manas Airbase to Kyrgyzstan

In another step in the exit from Afghanistan, the US has handed back its only Central Asian airbase to the government of Kyrgyzstan. The Manas

In another step in the exit from Afghanistan, the US has handed back its only Central Asian airbase to the government of Kyrgyzstan. The Manas

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Mass wedding in Kyrgyzstan

Fifty couples took part in a colourful mass wedding ceremony in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek. The couples were selected by the Kyrgyz Ministry of

Fifty couples took part in a colourful mass wedding ceremony in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek. The couples were selected by the Kyrgyz Ministry of

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Kyrgystan to close Manas air transport base

Kyrgyzstan has reaffirmed plans to close the US air base that supports military operations in nearby Afghanistan. The United States pays 46 million

Kyrgyzstan has reaffirmed plans to close the US air base that supports military operations in nearby Afghanistan. The United States pays 46 million

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Kyrgyz police clash with anti-government protesters

There have been violent protests in Kyrgyzstan over the government’s refusal to nationalise a gold-mining venture with a Canadian company.   Police

There have been violent protests in Kyrgyzstan over the government’s refusal to nationalise a gold-mining venture with a Canadian company.   Police

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Kyrgyz inmates sew lips together in prison protest

More than 1,300 prisoners are said to have sewn their lips together with nearly 7,000 on hunger strike. Shock images of the protest have come from

More than 1,300 prisoners are said to have sewn their lips together with nearly 7,000 on hunger strike. Shock images of the protest have come from

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Kyrgyz PM out in front in presidential ballot

The party of Kyrgyzstan’s Moscow-backed prime minister claim he has won the country’s presidential election. Almazbek Atambayev had been a

The party of Kyrgyzstan’s Moscow-backed prime minister claim he has won the country’s presidential election. Almazbek Atambayev had been a

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Kyrgyzstan votes for a new president

Kyrgyzstan is going to the polls to vote for a new president. The election is the result of reforms put in place after a bloody uprising toppled

Kyrgyzstan is going to the polls to vote for a new president. The election is the result of reforms put in place after a bloody uprising toppled

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Dozens clamour to be Kyrgyzstan's leader

Politics are popular in Kyrgyzstan where 83 people have tried to register to run for president. Election officials now have to see who of those

Politics are popular in Kyrgyzstan where 83 people have tried to register to run for president. Election officials now have to see who of those

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Producing Kumis in the Kyrgyzstan's mountain region

For people living in the remote valleys of Kyrgyzstan’s mountain region, producing the traditional drink of fermented mare’s milk, ‘Kumis’, is often

For people living in the remote valleys of Kyrgyzstan’s mountain region, producing the traditional drink of fermented mare’s milk, ‘Kumis’, is often

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Kyrgyzstan: Revolution politics

Kyrgyzstan President Roza Otunbayeva has played a key role in two revolutions. The first was ridding the country of its then leader, President

Kyrgyzstan President Roza Otunbayeva has played a key role in two revolutions. The first was ridding the country of its then leader, President

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Kyrgyzstan back on the road to democracy

Kyrgyzstan has a new democratically elected parliament after Sunday’s landmark election. It brings an end to the autocratic rule which has

Kyrgyzstan has a new democratically elected parliament after Sunday’s landmark election. It brings an end to the autocratic rule which has

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Kyrgyzstan set to elect a coalition

Kyrgyzstan looks set to produce a coalition government despite nationalists narrowly coming out ahead of four other parties in Sunday’s

Kyrgyzstan looks set to produce a coalition government despite nationalists narrowly coming out ahead of four other parties in Sunday’s

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Kyrgyzstan elects newly-empowered parliament

Voting has ended in Kyrgyzstan in elections designed to create Central Asia’s first parliamentary democracy. Until April the country was, like its

Voting has ended in Kyrgyzstan in elections designed to create Central Asia’s first parliamentary democracy. Until April the country was, like its

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Kyrgyzstan elects its newly empowered parliament

Kyrgyzstan is holding elections today aimed at creating Central Asia’s only parliamentary democracy. But deep political and ethnic divisions remain

Kyrgyzstan is holding elections today aimed at creating Central Asia’s only parliamentary democracy. But deep political and ethnic divisions remain

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Historic vote in troubled Kysgyzstan

Security is tight in Kyrgyzstan today as the country votes in an election that interim leaders hope will unite the country – but opponents fear could

Security is tight in Kyrgyzstan today as the country votes in an election that interim leaders hope will unite the country – but opponents fear could

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Tension as Kyrgyzstan prepares to vote

Kyrgyzstan goes to the polls on Sunday in elections that many hope will transform the country into the most stable parliamentary democracy in

Kyrgyzstan goes to the polls on Sunday in elections that many hope will transform the country into the most stable parliamentary democracy in

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Historic election in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan goes to the polls this Sunday in an election that will create Central Asia’s first parliamentary democracy. An interim government has

Kyrgyzstan goes to the polls this Sunday in an election that will create Central Asia’s first parliamentary democracy. An interim government has

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Kyrgyzstan tense ahead of election

Kyrgyzstan holds an election on Sunday that its leaders hope will unite the country – but which opponents fear could trigger violence and more

Kyrgyzstan holds an election on Sunday that its leaders hope will unite the country – but which opponents fear could trigger violence and more

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Osh protesters defy Kyrgyzstan government

There have been more signs of dissent in Kyrgyzstan’s troubled south, against the former Soviet Republic’s interim government. “We want our mayor

There have been more signs of dissent in Kyrgyzstan’s troubled south, against the former Soviet Republic’s interim government. “We want our mayor

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Kyrgyz soldiers 'helped' mobs attack Uzbeks

Kyrgyzstan government forces have been accused of helping civilian mobs attack Uzbeks during June’s ethnic bloodshed. The organisation Human

Kyrgyzstan government forces have been accused of helping civilian mobs attack Uzbeks during June’s ethnic bloodshed. The organisation Human